A company called Bevshots has produced a series of shots of booze under the microscope at the Florida State University’s chemistry labs. This is Tequila at 1000x magnification.
The process consists of letting a droplet of liquor dry out completely on a slide in an airtight container, and photographing the result with a 35mm camera. The entire process can take up to three months and as many as 200 attempts to properly capture the drink’s constituent parts. Cocktails can have fruit and soft drinks in them which contain citric acids and complex sugars which dry out well and look great photographed. The incredible shapes and colours of the boozy artwork are highlighted by shining natural light on top and through the bottom of the slide. Just like images of snowflakes, each drink is different. Bevshots estimate that they have sold over 20,000 examples of their alcoholic art works.